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Homemade Dinner Rolls Recipe

Lil' Luna
Soft, Butter-y Homemade Dinner Rolls are one of our best-loved recipes. Perfect for holidays, or anytime, it's so hard to eat just one!
5 from 229 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Dough rising time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 40 mins
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 63 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon rapid rise yeast
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4½-5 cups all-purpose flour divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted
  • salted butter for brushing

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, mix yeast and sugar with warm water. Let stand until bubbly.
  • In a large bowl, mix warm milk, oil, sugar and salt with a wooden spoon.
  • Add 1 cup of flour to the mixture and mix well. Add eggs and mix vigorously until smooth. Add yeast mixture and continue to mix until smooth.
  • Add remaining flour to the yeast mixture 1 cup at a time and continue to mix with a wooden spoon until the dough is combined. The dough should be soft and sticky.
  • Pour the dough into a large bowl, cover with a tea towel, and let rise until it has doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  • Once the dough has doubled in size, punch down and divide it in half. On a floured surface, roll each piece out into a 12-inch circle. The dough circles should be about ⅜ inch thick.
  • Brush both dough circles with melted unsalted butter. Cut each circle with a pizza cutter into 12 pieces (like a pizza). Roll each piece from the rounded edge to the point to make a crescent roll.
  • Place rolls on a greased baking sheet with the pointed tips down (we use an 11-x-16-inch metal pan and do 3 rows across and 8 rows down).
  • Cover rolls with a tea towel and let rise until they have doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  • When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Bake for 16–20 minutes, until lightly browned. (Touch rolls to see if they bounce back—if they do not, bake a little longer). Brush with melted salted butter while warm. Serve warm.

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Notes

Make Ahead: Unbaked rolls can be frozen right after they are formed in Step 7. Place unbaked rolls on a baking sheet and freeze immediately. Once frozen, place in resealable plastic freezer bags, seal and place in the freezer. Take them out a couple hours before baking to let them rise to about double the size, which will take longer since the dough is frozen.
Using a Stand Mixer: You can mix this dough in a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook; just be careful not to overmix the dough because it will make it tougher and not as soft.

Nutrition

Serving: 1rollCalories: 63kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 107mgPotassium: 23mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 154IUCalcium: 16mgIron: 0.1mg
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